Comal Independent School District, Texas
|Comal Independent School District|
|New Braunfels, Texas|
|Number of schools:||28|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||David Drastata|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Schools in Comal Independent School District
- 7 Academic performance
- 8 Contact information
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
About the districtNew Braunfels, a city in Comal County, Texas. According to the United States Census Bureau, New Braunfels is home to 60,761 residents. Comal Independent School District is the 66th-largest school district in Texas, serving 17,239 students during the 2010-11 school year.
New Braunfels outperformed the rest of Texas in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 27.0% of New Braunfels residents aged 25 years and older had attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 26.3% for Texas as a whole. The median household income in New Braunfels was $55,370 compared to $51,563 for the state of Texas. The poverty rate in New Braunfels was 11.4% compared to 17.4% for the entire state.
The superintendent of Comal Independent School District during the 2013-2014 school year was Andrew Kim. He has served in the position since his appointment in 2012. Kim previously served as the superintendent of Manor Independent School District in Texas.
The Comal Board of Trustees consists of seven members elected by district to three-year terms. Trustees are not paid but receive compensation for travel expenses and conference fees associated with district business.
|Comal Board of Trustees|
School board elections
Members of the Board of Trustees are elected to three-year terms on a staggered basis. Two seats are up for election on May 10, 2014. Three seats will be on the ballot in May 2015 and two seats are up for election in May 2016.
Public participation in board meetings
The Board of Trustees maintains the following policy regarding public participation in board meetings last updated in 2010:
|“|| Audience participation at a Board meeting is limited to the public comment portion of the meeting designated for that purpose. At all other times during a Board meeting, the audience shall not enter into discussion or debate on matters being considered by the Board, unless requested by the presiding officer.
No presentation shall exceed five minutes. Delegations of more than three persons shall appoint one person to present their views before the Board.
COMPLAINTS AND CONCERNS
Comal Independent School District publishes annual budgets on its website.
|Expenditures by Category|
|School Year||Staff Expenses||Student Services||Operational Expenses||Debt Service||Other||Budget Total|
|Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget|
Comal Independent School District offers an annual starting salary of $42,000 for new teachers. The median annual salary for district teachers is $49,600 and the maximum salary is $59,300.
Schools in Comal Independent School District
The district's K-12 student enrollment grew from 17,239 students during the 2010-2011 school year to 18,614 students during the 2012-2013 school year.
Comal Independent School District operates 28 K-12 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|Comal Independent School District|
|Arlon Seay Elementary School|
|Bill Brown Elementary School|
|Canyon High School|
|Canyon Lake High School|
|Canyon Middle School|
|Church Hill Middle School|
|Clear Spring Elementary School|
|Freiheit Elementary School|
|Garden Ridge Elementary School|
|Goodwin Frazier Elementary School|
|Hoffmann Lane Elementary School|
|Indian Springs Elementary School|
|Johnson Ranch Elementary School|
|Kinder Ranch Elementary School|
|Memorial Early College High School|
|Morningside Elementary School|
|Mountain Valley Elementary School|
|Mountain Valley Middle School|
|Oak Creek Elementary School|
|Rahe Bulverde Elementary School|
|Rebecca Creek Elementary School|
|Smithson Valley High School|
|Smithson Valley Middle School|
|Specht Elementary School|
|Spring Branch Middle School|
|Startzville Elementary School|
|Timberwood Park Elementary School|
The Texas Education Agency issues an annual accountability report for each school district in the state. This rating determines if district schools fulfill expectations in four categories of educational achievement during a particular school year. The following terms explain these categories:
- Student Achievement: Measures student performance on the annual Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) test.
- Student Progress: Measures student performance in reading, math and writing courses at the district level.
- Closing Performance Gaps: Measures year-to-year performance among students in the lowest-performing demographics.
- Postsecondary Readiness: Measures student readiness for college, employment or military service after graduation.
Comal Independent School District received a Met Standard designation on the state's 2013 report. District schools met 96% of indicators set forth by state education officials and all four assessment categories. The following table details the district's accountability report during the 2012-2013 school year:
|Performance Index Summary, 2012-2013|
|Category||Points earned||Maximum points||Index score||Target score|
|Closing Performance Gaps||1,188||1,500||79||55|
- List of school districts in Texas
- Comal Independent School District elections (2014)
- School Board Elections portal
- Comal Independent School District
- New Braunfels, Texas
- Texas Education Agency
- Texas Association of School Boards
- Texas Education Agency, "2012-2013 Texas Academic Performance Report: Comal ISD," accessed February 24, 2014
- Comal Independent School District, "About Us," accessed February 24, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "New Braunfels, Texas," accessed February 24, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed January 27, 2014
- Texas Secretary of State, "Historical Election Results," accessed February 24, 2014
- Comal Independent School District, "Superintendent," accessed February 24, 2014
- Comal Independent School District, "Eligibility/Qualifications," October 6, 2011
- Comal Independent School District, "Public Participation," August 4, 2010
- Comal Independent School District, "Appropriations Budget 2013-2014," accessed December 6, 2013
- Comal Independent School District, "2013-2014 Teacher Employment Schedule," accessed February 24, 2014
- Comal Independent School District, "Directory of Schools," accessed February 24, 2014
- Texas Education Agency, "Accountability Summary 2013: Comal ISD," accessed February 24, 2014